Appreciative Dialogue: Managing Self-doubt Through Inspirational Discourse

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Appreciative Dialogue in a counselling context is a shared experience between student and counsellor with the intention of moving from self-doubt to inspired, positive action. Influenced by the core principles of AI – and central to ApDi – is the understanding that the positive emerges through the possible. This article reports on a study of undergraduate and graduate students presenting with self-doubt, and its disabling impact, within a six-month period who engaged in ApDi specifically designed for a counselling relationship.


Author: Keith Storace

Keith is a registered psychologist in Australia (PsyBA) and associate fellow with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). He has designed and implemented health and wellbeing frameworks across the community, health and education sectors. Keith is developing work in Appreciative Dialogue (ApDi) to assist individuals to move from self-doubt to inspired positive action.


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